On the Friday, February 19 edition of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” former soap star Sarah Buxton (ex-Morgan DeWitt, “The Bold and the Beautiful”; ex-Annie Douglas Richards, “Sunset Beach”) will appear as she tries to get the sharks — Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec and Kevin O’Leary — to make a deal over her one-piece swimsuit line that not only keeps things in the right places, but can keep you sun-safe and stylish at the same time.
In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, Buxton reveals that was inspired in creating the swimwear line, which provides UPF 50 protection, after her diagnosis with melanoma a few years ago. While she’s fine now, Buxton notes that she’s spent much of her life outdoors and didn’t want to lose that connection as a result of her diagnosis, which led her to creating TUTUblue, the name for her swimwear line.
“I knew how to make the points I needed to make,” Buxton says to Digest of using her acting experience to help with her pitch to the sharks. “But that didn’t help me from being nervous when it came time to go in front of the judges. I tried to use that nervous energy to keep me focused.”
For more on Buxton’s line, visit www.tutublue.com.
“Shark Tank” airs Friday’s at 9:00 PM, EST/PST on ABC.